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Boris Johnson announces more lockdown lifting with England's Casino venues opening in August

More businesses will be allowed to reopen from August 1, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced today.

Bowling alleys, ice rinks and casinos will be allowed to reopen along with more 'close contact beauticians'.

The PM also announced that most remaining leisure centres would be allowed to reopen on August 1, indoor performances with live audiences would be allowed and trials would begin of larger gatherings in places like sports stadiums “with a view to a wider reopening in the autumn”.

At the same time the Government advice on working from home will change - encouraging people to go back to their places of work.

Also from August 1 wedding receptions will be allowed for up to 30 people.

The Government is lifting advice to avoid public transport from tomorrow.

At a press briefing from Downing Street Mr Johnson confirmed gyms, pools and indoor leisure venues can reopen from July 25.